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CARLSON: REDISTRICTING SPAT DIRTY POLITICS ON DISPLAY, A4 Bearcat swimmer making waves during first year in pool, B1 The Anderson News rson Setting standards of excellence since 1877 Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Wednesday, February 1, 2012 75 cents King wins round one in battle to keep seat Judge extends filing deadline after GOP sues over redistricting plan; three Republicans file for office By Ben Carlson General Manager Photos by Meaghan Downs Race enthusiasts react to the action during Saturday’s Pinewood Derby. The annual event allows Cub Scouts to race their custom-made cars and spend a day having fun. For more photos, visit Thrill of victory, agony of defeat Cub Scouts pack church for annual Pinewood Derby The 2012 Pinewood Derby, From staff reports The Pinewood Derby is much held at the United Methodist Church on Jan. 28, featured more than a race, according to more than 75 handmade raceassistant Cub Mascars speeding down ter Dean Kendrick of Pack 38. Winners, more pics a homemade, fourland racetrack. “As the leaders See a list of winners and Scouts reacted of the pack strive to more photos of Saturday’s with joy or despair improve the derby Pinewood Derby, A8 as their cars raced each year, we hope toward the finish the scouts will see line, but it’s not that and strive to about winning or improve their cars each year. “The official Cub Scout motto losing, Kendrick said. “Everybody likes to win, but is ‘Do Your Best,’ and we sinwinning all the time is not realcerely hope we are successful in istic,” he said. “Our kids need to teaching this important life lesShawn O’ Rourke anxiously watches his car go down son to our scouts,” Kendrick said learn how to lose as well and learn that it’s OK to lose.” the track during Saturday’s Pinewood Derby. via e-mail. Mission accomplished General Cable survives, thrives after being selected as one of North America’s top manufacturing plants By Ben Carlson General Manager Surviving simply wasn’t enough for Lawrenceburg’s General Cable plant. Faced with the daunting reality that telecommunication products — the cables strung between phone poles — were going the way of the dodo bird, employees at the worldwide company’s local plant vowed to be its “last plant standing” — a mission to outperform and outlive its sister plants. Mission accomplished. Reinvigorated and determined to achieve even more, employees then set their sights even higher, the goal being to receive recognition as one of the best manufacturing plants on the continent. Again, mission accomplished. The plant and its 300 employees rolled out the red carpet last Thursday to celebrate being named one of the 10 best manufacturing plants in North America by IndustryWeek magazine. “This is based on the relentless pursuit of manufacturing excellence,” said plant manager Paul Furtado. “We are excited to win this award.” And it showed. Furtado and executives from the company’s Highland Heights headquarters offered an array of visitors and Photo by Ben Carlson dignitaries a behind-the-scenes tour of the plant, showing off a General Cable employees Joe Bayhart, left, and Tim host of technological improve- Rogers operate a machine that separates a protective See CABLE, Page A2 coating from copper wire, allowing both products to be used again. A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7. That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in Anderson County after a redistricting King plan signed into law last week pushed her out. See KING, Page A3 Rogers doesn’t file for re-election Robinson to be next circuit clerk By Ben Carlson General Manager Anderson County will have a new Circuit Court clerk next year. Jan Rogers, who has held the position since 1994, confirmed Monday that she will not run for re-election. One of her assistants, Pam Robinson, a Democrat, confirmed that she is running for the seat. Robinson, who was Rogers required to pass a test to run for the office, is the only one who filed by Tuesday’s deadline. “I’ve been here a long time,” Robinson said, adding that she has worked in the office for 19 years. “I’ll have big shoes to fill.” “Jan has run a good office and has been a good mentor,” said Robinson, who provides clerk services in criminal court for Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman. “This is a good opportunity, and something I’m looking forward to doing.” Rogers cited several reasons for not seeking another six-year term. “Call me old fashioned, but I did not want to retire in the middle of term,” said Rogers, who said she couldn’t commit to another six years in office. “That creates chaos for the people who work here and those who rely on us, and I didn’t want to do that. “I wanted to continue the level of service this office has always given the community, and if re-elected I would have felt obligated to complete that term. “Pam will be wonderful,” Rogers said. “She has a legal background, knows how this office works and knows the level of integrity we’ve tried to achieve over the years. 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